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    Scott M. Fischer- New art-o-rama Oct 2009- Kidsbook evolution

    Duuuudes CA, time for a mini art dump! But first I have a favor to ask!

    My next kidsbook, JUMP!, (see art below) has a chance to get into over a million Cheerios boxes!!! But it needs your vote! It is a freakin miracle I am even in the competition at all! I've been doing well, but the others are coming on fast and it is my hope y'all can be the Calvary! The top 5 books get in boxes.

    Please place a vote for JUMP here (page 2) and you get to vote once a day every day until Oct 30th at 11:59PM.
    http://promo.simonandschuster.com/ch...-poll/poll.php

    Now the good stuff! Here is some art from JUMP!
    Scott M. Fischer- New art-o-rama Oct 2009- Kidsbook evolution
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    I've also been making crazy videos of me being silly with cereal to remind folks to vote! Here is a link to the latest but you can find them all on my site and youtube channel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVN2C...eature=channel

    Scott M. Fischer- New art-o-rama Oct 2009- Kidsbook evolution

    Youtube channel-
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    http://www.fischart.com/KidsMusic.html

    And if you haven't facebooked me yet, please do and help share the word! All the videos are there too.
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/sc...er?ref=profile

    And finally, some more art from the other side of what I do.

    Scott M. Fischer- New art-o-rama Oct 2009- Kidsbook evolution

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    Goin straight to voting as soon as I hit "submit reply". I just love your work, dude.

    The kidsbook looks adorable, too - you've made it so easy to vote for it

    ETA: Yay! Go JUMP!

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    Awesome work!! I voted! Good luck!

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    Looks likes you're the most popular selection with 23%
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    Quote Originally Posted by britishrebel04 View Post
    Looks likes you're the most popular selection with 23%
    Thanks so much for the votes guys!! CA rocks!

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    Voted for you, thanks for the update,hope you win.

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    nice to see what youve been up to man.

    added another vote to the pile.

    good luck!


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    Gorgeous as ever, Scott. Amazing to see you tackle a wide variety of styles with such ease.

    Best of luck with the voting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by el coro View Post
    nice to see what youve been up to man.

    added another vote to the pile.

    good luck!


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    Thanks el coro! I wish I had more to share!

    It is pretty crazy to even have a book in the competition! All the others have more clout than I do. Famous Actors, Best selling authors and illustrators, and even a Nobel prize winner!!

    My book doesn't even hit till March!

    Other than that I've been working for Disney on the Tron stuff (for the game). Been having a TOTAL blast! (I am almost positive I saw some of your kick butt work on it too right!) Alas most of my current work is still under NDA wraps, and I haven't had much to share! But I really wanted to share this news with CA!

    I hope y'all got a kick out of the movies! I edited them myself (with my good pal Angela DiTerlizzi directing.) I know nothing about making greenscreen movies and animation. Just kinda winging it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dixon View Post
    Gorgeous as ever, Scott. Amazing to see you tackle a wide variety of styles with such ease.

    Best of luck with the voting!
    Thanks MAtt!! I tell you what it was a crazy evolution to arrive at this style for JUMP! I went through so many! But none were right till I hit this one. I am a big believer in finding the right style for the poject and not trying to force a style that doesn't fit the function. I needed something playful exciting and fun. But the early stuff, though a blast to do, were a little more... "I"M GONNA BITE YOUR FACE OFF!!!!!" But this book is for the littlest of little kids. I should share some of the evolution. Y'all might get a kick out of it!

    Thanks for the votes dudes!!!
    http://promo.simonandschuster.com/ch...-poll/poll.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisch View Post
    I should share some of the evolution. Y'all might get a kick out of it!
    Damn straight!

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    Cool I will totally dig up some if the evolution of JUMP for y'all to see.

    I should also say, that if I indeed do get into the Cheerios boxes, I actually don't profit from it at all! No royalties or anything. Just the satisfaction that my book is going into millions of hands of kids who otherwise might not even have books. A big donation goes to First Book. A huge not for profit agency that gets books into the hands of needy kids. Such a cool program!

    http://www.firstbook.org/site/c.lwKY...k_Homepage.htm

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    another vote. as of now, you're in the lead.

    great work, as always!
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    Hey man, how's it going?

    I really like the color palette in the one with the kid (and dragon wings)

    Great work! Voted for Jump
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    Hah! Nice youtube videos.

    Voted.

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    Great stuff! You've got my vote

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    Way to go....love the range of styles..!

    CHeers.

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    Monster illustrations.

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    You guys are phenominal for getting your vote in- I know it is a big reason we are holding at 22% this morning! I've mentioned the viral videos I've been doing, and here is the latest! If it makes you smile, please take a sec and cast your daily vote here!
    http://promo.simonandschuster.com/ch...-poll/poll.php

    I brought out my 'Luckiest Charm' for this one!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HuzFs0PFDw

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    And here is the facebook link! (Share at will!!)
    http://www.facebook.com/scott.m.fisc...=1193122441467

    Also started putting it my myspace page blog spot though I am rarely there!
    http://www.myspace.com/fischart
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    Allrighty, lets get into some of the history behind JUMP! The funny thing is it didn't start as a book, it started as a song I would play for kids at school visits and stuff! But as the story goes, at one such performance, there happened to be the prez of S&S kids. After i finished the song he said, "That should be a book!" I know, crazy right! So I got to working on a book dummy and started with a couple rough sequential bits. This is the first Jump art I did, looking at it reminds me how far it came!

    Really this was about setting up a the rhythm, and this rhythm was the template for the whole book all the way to the finished product.
    Scott M. Fischer- New art-o-rama Oct 2009- Kidsbook evolution

    Scott M. Fischer- New art-o-rama Oct 2009- Kidsbook evolution

    These are just purple pencil multiplied on top of a toned sheet of watercolor paper that I then colored with hue/saturation and brightness/contrast.

    This is where it wound up! All finals are ink and watercolor, funny, as I get moe and more digital on my grown up stuff, I get more traditional on the young stuff!
    Scott M. Fischer- New art-o-rama Oct 2009- Kidsbook evolution

    Scott M. Fischer- New art-o-rama Oct 2009- Kidsbook evolution


    Please remember to vote here! http://promo.simonandschuster.com/ch...-poll/poll.php


    Too be continued!
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    You got my vote!
    Impressive work.

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    Scott, always up to a variety of things... its reassuring and great to see.
    Off to vote and watch some vids,
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    Great work, man. Love how well you can grasp different styles, too, depending on your audience. Shows some real skill.

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    Just voted again today. Looks like "Jump" has slipped from 1st to 3rd. Get out there and vote conceptartisans.

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    Can i get you to rock the vote CA.org! Today's video isn't just a JUMP reading it is a JUMP ROCKING! It is like a kindergarten mosh pit! This is what it is all about. Kool books, kool art, and having a rollicking good time!

    You guys are bringing it! We are in third place with thee days to go, Jump needs your votes now more than ever! Please head to the poll and pass the word!
    The VOTE link!
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    Basically what happened yesterday was Actor and famous guy Michael Ian Black, started tweeting his book Purple Kangaroo, to his million+ Tweet subscribers. He had some... interesting things to say about the project, which weren't exactly in the spirit of the competition. IDK, you be the judge, his tweets are here. http://twitter.com/michaelianBlack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54n5QN01PcE

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    The facebook connection to 'share' that puppy!!
    http://www.facebook.com/video/?id=16...=1193884340514

    Thank you CA! I appreciate everything, and am doing my best to deserve your support! RAWK!!!

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    Good luck with this. That would be a cool prize. I loved the week of class with you at IMC and I'm coming again this summer. Great stuff here and I'm glad you're sharing it here... I'm looking forward to seeing more and watching you paint again next summer.

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    Very strong works; You have a very wide range of your works in your portfolio, all in different styles, and you handle them all with a lot of effort and care... And it shows; I dig the 'pirate' image the most, very interesting imagery.

    Keep them coming!

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    Scott,

    The book looks great! Seems perfect for the age group. I'm sure it'll be a hit whether it gets in those Cherrios boxes or not. But I've been voting every day for you, bro!

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    I'm lovin' the range of styles, Fisch. You handle both the cute cartoony stuff and the lush painterly stuff with equal excellence. Great stuff! I voted for you; glad to see you're in the top five!

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    Many thanks for posting the development stuff, Scott. I think there's sometimes a perception that this stuff just happens, especially when the style is so superficially simple.

    Nice to see the ingredients which went into such a tasty cake!

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